Badavanala, Baḍavānala: 6 definitions


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In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Baḍavānala (बडवानल) refers to one of the various Vibhava manifestations according to the Īśvarasaṃhitā 24.241-245.—Accordingly, “(This deity) Bhagavān has a great glory and His body is made of the ṣāḍguṇya in full. He takes an añjali from His Brahmatattva, which is very tranquil and sprinkles with His own lustre that is gross, on those who are tortured by defects. He who is unborn shall be meditated upon while doing external worship, who is blown by air, as it were, like a hill of live smokeless, who has much refulgence, having the face (mouth) of the horse and is without any marked feature, who has formed Brahmāñjali, with eyes like liquid gold, who is carrying the fuel of water arising in the three worlds with the tip of the snout, reducing it to ashes fully and preffing it with the mouth”.

These Vibhavas (e.g., Baḍavānala) represent the third of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in. Note on Añjali: a measurement to fill up the palms when folded to form a hollow; here this word means something from His own self is taken by this deity. The use of the word añjali is justified for sprinkling something kept there. That which is thus sprinkled so as relieve those who are tormented.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Baḍavānala (बडवानल).—m.

(-laḥ) Submarine fire; in mythology, a being consisting of flame, but with the head of a mare, who sprang from the thighs of Ourva, and was received by the ocean. E. baḍavā a mare, and anala fire.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Baḍavānala (बडवानल).—m. submarine fire, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 419.

Baḍavānala is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms baḍavā and anala (अनल).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Baḍavānala (बडवानल):—[baḍavā-nala] (laḥ) 1. m. Idem; a being of flame with the head of a mare.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Badavanala in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Baḍavānala (बडवानल):—(nm) see [baḍavāgni].

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Badavanala in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Baḍavānaḷa (ಬಡವಾನಳ):—[noun] = ಬಡಬ [badaba].

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Bāḍavānaḷa (ಬಾಡವಾನಳ):—[noun] = ಬಾಡಬಾಗ್ನಿ [badabagni].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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